A Ministry of Hope and Healing to the Hurting

Food Pantry

In 2017 we introduced a new item to our Food Pantry – our TOILETRY STATION. Community residents receiving government assistance for food, are not able to purchase paper and hygiene products with food stamps. We have seen the eyes of our visitors LITE UP to be able to receive items such as toilet paper, laundry detergent, and toothpaste! We are looking for individuals and organizations to help us keep our Toiletry Station stocked for our visitors. Will you help?

In Kind Needed Supply Donations

We welcome Supply donations of any kind to keep our Food Pantry and Clothing Ministry in stock.

Examples of accepted items include:

  • All Canned and Boxed Food
  • Frozen Meat
  • Toiletries
    • URGENT NEED: LAUNDRY DETERGENT, SHAMPOO, TRAVEL-SIZED TOILETRIES, DEODERANT, TOOTHBRUSHES & TOOTHPASTE
  • Paper & Plastic Products
    • URGENT NEED: ZIPLOC BAGS IN ALL SIZES
  • Clothing (due to space limitations, please keep clothing seasonal)

Supplies can be dropped off Monday-Thursday 10:30am-2:30pm*

*Please call ahead to be sure we are here as we may be called away to an offsite meeting or picking up supplies.  Office phone number is (309) 428-4752.

Canned Goods

On May 1, 2014, Heart of Hope opened our evening Food Pantry and Clothing Ministry! Since opening, we have experienced a steady increase in residents using this service. In the first month alone, we distributed over 500 food items to families  The Food Pantry is open Thursday evenings from 6-8pm.